In Tomball ISD our mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in the ever-changing 21st century. This mission requires us to recognize the power technology has on students' lives now and will have on their lives tomorrow and for decades to come. Students and teachers are provided with a dynamic set of resources and tools that bring relevancy and rigor to the curriculum such as; online textbooks and textbooks resources, SMART Notebook software and Google Apps for Education. With access to a wealth of digital resources, it is imperative that there is a strong commitment from our staff, parents, and students to utilize the district provided technology as responsible digital citizens.
TISD Acceptable Use Policy and Digital Citizenship
It is essential that students, parents and staff understand Internet safety and digital citizenship and the rules of safe and purposeful online communication. To this end Tomball ISD has established an Acceptable Use Policy to address these areas of concern while utilizing technology resources at school. In addition, we have provided links to additional online resources to help ensure that our students, parents, and staff can increase their chances of having a safe, positive, and rewarding online experience outside of school.
Click here to view the full Technology Resources Acceptable Use Policy 2016-17 in English. Clickhere to view the full Technology Resources Acceptable Use Policy 2016-17 in Spanish.
Common Sense Media is a website that provides information on keeping your child safe while utilizing technology and media. It includes specific guides for Families as well as provides information on a variety of parent concerns.
The iKeepSafe website has created several programs to help parents teach their children to safely and ethically use their digital devices.
Social Media: Make it Work FOR You! is a helpful video that explains the importance of their digital footprints and the role that social media can play in impacting their lives.
Google has named Tomball ISD as a Google for Education Reference District!According to Google, “Google for Education Reference Districts are districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive
learning outcomes. Currently, there are fewer than 100 school districts in the United States that have been recognized with this honor.
Tomball ISD’s “Story of Impact” (https://goo.gl/1JUq1W) will be shared on the Google for Education website and the district will become part of Google’s Trusted Tester program. District resources will also be shared in various ways including events, workshops, visits by other districts, and keynote presentations.
This special honor truly recognizes the efforts of everyone in the district -- especially our instructional staff who engage our students in their learning, our students who create incredible projects and submit outstanding work, as well as members of our outstanding Board of Trustees and Leadership Team.
G Suite for Education is a FREE core suite of communication and collaboration applications with No Ads that allow students to work from any device on documents and projects. Once a school registered email address is registered with Google Apps for Education, teachers and students can unlock Google's apps with one login. Watch Google for Education 101 video below to learn more.
Instructions on how to login into Tomball ISD Google Apps for Education with the Chrome browser at home: